Ancient Studies
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Dr Annemarie de Villiers


MA Classical Literature (Stellenbosch), PhD Classical Literature (Stellenbosch)

Junior Lecturer

Lecturing specialisation

Latin language and literature; Women in the Roman world; Classical love poetry

Research specialisation

Latin literature from the Golden Era (Catullus, Vergil, Ovid)

Current research projects

Identity in the poetry of Catullus

Academic service/Community interaction

Departmental representative on the Teaching and Learning Committee as well as the Teaching Development Committee (2013-current); freelance translator (Latin, Afrikaans and English); language consultant (Latin); editorial board of the journal Akroterion

Awards

Mellon Academic Staff Development Programme Award (2014); Rector's Award (First Year Academy): Recognition given to lecturer who had greatest impact on a first year student (Stellenbosch) (2013); Classical Association of South Africa Translation Award: First Prize for the Afrikaans translation of Vergil's first Eclogue (2011); Sheelagh Fitzpatrick de Vries Bursary for postgraduate studies in Latin (2011); Rector's Award (First Year Academy): Recognition given to lecturer who had greatest impact on a first year student (Stellenbosch) (2009)

Selected publications

  • Forthcoming
    Liminality and Catullus’s Attis. Helios.
  • 2013
    The deer hunter: a portrait of Aeneas. Akroterion 58: 47-59.
  • 2011
    Ek haat en ek het lief. Die gedigte van Gaius Valerius Catullus in Afrikaans vertaal. Stellenbosch: SunMedia [ISBN 978-0-620-52022-5].
  • 2008
    The Laodamia simile in Catullus 68: Reflections on Love and Loss. Akroterion 53: 57-65.